The series follows John Nolan, a 40-year-old man who moves from his comfortable, small-town life to Los Angeles to pursue his dream of being a police officer for the Los Angeles Police Department. He must navigate the dangerous, humorous, and unpredictable world of a "young" cop, determined to make his second shot at life count.
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Although the actor is younger than 60, he cannot convincingly portray a man in his late forties and, in 2019, he appears way too elderly to play a rookie cop. Police department not only have age limits, but the applicant cop also needs to be in great physical shape. That is not the case here.
Edit : actually, Fillion is in his late forties and does look like he is in his late forties, so... See more